This Week in 6th/7th/8th

Math Monday Zoomshrooms studied mathematical properties they have been using since they were young: commutative, associative, identity, and inverse. They then learned a new property called the distributive property. Tuesday they practiced using the distributive property with a puzzle. Freddie said “I really liked the puzzle and want more of that style”. Once everyone completed the puzzle the class played Competing Integers. The class split into two teams and sent pairs up to compete against each other. The competitors were read an integer operation problem and had to write the problem on the whiteboard, solve it, then box the answer. …

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Students take field trip at project based school.

This Week in 4th/5th

Creativity was the theme this week in Gamma Land! We made faux stained glass images to study attributes of 2D shapes, paper dolls to explore character traits in our fiction stories, and built function machines out of cardboard and pipe cleaners. It was messy but lots of fun! Math As mentioned, in math we did a lot of creation this week in both groups! Year 1 kiddos applied attributes of 2D shapes to craft “stained glass” windows out of laminated tissue paper and electrical tape. We started with scale drawings of the ‘plan’ and kids could choose whether they wanted …

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Students in fourth and fifth grade enjoying project based learning.

This Week in 2nd/3rd

Math Ms. Kelly’s math group stayed extra busy this week investigating the number of faces, edges and vertices on different shapes.  They reviewed plane and solid shapes to keep things fresh! These Betas LOVE playing games against the teacher so this week they played a version that required them to get 5 in a row by matching the number of faces with the solid shape…Students won!!🏆 Since these kiddos were in a competitive mood they also played “Beanstick Challenge”. They were given a sum and needed to figure out what bean sticks were needed to make that sum – sounds …

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Student plays Oregon trail game at project based learning school.

This Week in K/1st

Larry Pranks Continue This week, Larry was on FIRE! He hid the teacher-chairs, AND, he switched all the South room tables with the North! Thank you all for the cardboard donations! Next week will be putting our geometric knowledge to good use as we construct our Leprechaun Traps! This Week in Theme We traveled southeast to the Gulf Coast! We learned about the special areas where freshwater from rivers mingle with the salty waters of the gulf, estuaries. These areas provide nurseries for many species of animals including red drum fish and blue crabs. In a demonstration of the density …

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Students learn about salt water and fresh water through project based learning.

This week in 6th/7th/8th

Math Monday, Zoomshrooms had a lesson on converting fractions, decimals, and percents. Tuesday and Wednesday they practiced those skills independently with a solve and color, a matching worksheet, and a modified Go-Fish game. They were diligent workers Tuesday and Wednesday which allowed me to give our Gamma shadow students their own lessons on percents. Thursday we had a lesson on bonds and asset allocation. They spent time researching bonds and when and why they should invest in them. Shockwave students started the week by recalling formulas. As a class we wrote the area formulas for squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, and …

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Students work on project together at table at micro school.